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COVID-19: What is the D-Dimer test recommended for coronavirus patients?

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The latest mutations of coronavirus are dodging the RT-PCR tests with many people testing negative despite having symptoms of coronavirus. But at the same time, further investigations related to lungs show that they have contracted the virus. “Seeing the current trend of failed RT-PCR...

Long working hours are a killer, WHO study shows

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Working long hours is killing hundreds of thousands of people a year in a worsening trend that may accelerate further due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Monday. In the first global study of the loss of life associated with longer...

COVID-19 and kidney health: Some guidelines for people suffering from chronic kidney disease

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For people living with comorbidities, the pandemic has been particularly difficult, because their immune system is already in a compromised state, making them behave extra cautiously while stepping out. Dr Atul Ingale, director, nephrology, Fortis Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, says the vulnerable population needs to be...

Matters of the Mind: Challenges are many amid pandemic, lessons even more

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Part II In a continued effort to answer some questions troubling many, here is week 2 of more answers based on psychological therapy and experience that will hopefully cause some thought ripples and empower you. More confidence, clarity and courage. 8. How do we keep our...

Apple’s iPhone 12, Mac helped deliver a strong March quarter

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More consumers are buying Apple devices than ever before, especially the iPhone 12, despite the ongoing global pandemic. The company on Wednesday reported revenues of $89.6 billion and a profit of $23.6 billion for the last three months ending March 27. Apple has said its...

Matters of the Mind: An urgent offering of confidence, clarity and courage

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Part I In the last few months, I have had people book a different kind of session — a QnA hour, in which the client states they need urgent and practical answers. While there are so many subjectivities involved when it comes to psychology, I...

How can you safeguard your child in the second wave of COVID-19? Find out

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Last year, children were less affected, and in a lot less vulnerable state than this year. It has been seen that many children have taken ill in the second wave of the COVID-19 infection. Dr Jesal Sheth, senior consultant-paediatrician, Fortis Hospital, Mulund says that...

Medical masks or fabric masks: WHO shares guidelines on who should wear what

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Amid rapid increase in COVID-19 cases daily, health portals and experts are urging people to not let go of their masks besides taking other precautions. World Health Organization (WHO) recently shared some guidelines on wearing medical and fabric masks — who should wear them, when...

Is it safe to have sex after you take the COVID vaccine? Here’s what experts say

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There has been a lot of debate on the dos and don’ts one should follow after getting their dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Social media has lately been abuzz with queries on whether one can have sex after getting the COVID vaccine. I’m in the Pfizer...

One year of lockdown: Self care and mental health during a pandemic

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by Dr Aparna Joshi “I haven’t been able to meet my wife and my baby since the lockdown. I am stuck, away from them and keep worrying about their safety. Being stuck indoors, while worrying about them, I am feeling a kind of a...
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How Can a Tuition Centre Help Children

How Can a Tuition Centre Help Children?

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School teachers have the best intentions for the students, but sometimes, wills cannot bring good results. And to have that result, a tuition centre...
Factors To Consider Before Choosing Worship Seating

Factors To Consider Before Choosing Worship Seating

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Choosing the proper seating for worshippers at your church is an important decision. Selecting the wrong seats can lead to many heartaches and, ultimately,...
Things to know before installing roof flashing

Things to know before installing roof flashing

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Roof flashings are crucial when building a new home or repairing an existing one. Installing roof flashing can help prevent damage by diverting water...